The Blue Elk District of BSA Scouting will have its Ambassador of Scouting Award dinner at 6 p.m., Oct. 10 at Ophelia's Restaurant, 210 N. Main St., on the Independence Square.

This year's honoree is FOX 4 News anchor John Holt, who is an Eagle Scout, a recipient of Kauffman Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and recent honorary chair of the Heart of America Council's “School Night for Scouting.”

The Blue Elk District will also recognize the five Elbert Fretwell Award winners from the Independence, Blue Springs, Fort Osage, Grain Valley and Oak Grove areas. The Blue Elk district covers much of Eastern Jackson County.

Donations start at $80 per plate. RSVP by Oct. 3 at